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Eric J. Gitig

Associate
Los Angeles

P 213-630-8242
F 213-689-0430
Eric.Gitig@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Eric J. Gitig is an Associate in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including class and collective actions.

Mr. Gitig has experience handling employment law matters in state and federal court, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful discharge claims, including nation-wide class and collective actions.

While in law school, Mr. Gitig participated in the Mediation and Labor & Employment Law Clinics, and was a finalist in the 2007 ABA Regional Negotiation Competition. He was a Dean's Scholarship recipient. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Gitig spent over six years representing plaintiffs in federal and state court employment litigation, with a particular focus on wage and hour class and collective actions and discrimination claims.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

See AllBlog Posts by Eric J. Gitig

Meal and Rest Break Premiums Payable at Base Rate, Not Regular Rate of Pay
November 5, 2019

A California state appellate court has ruled that the correct rate for paying meal and rest period premiums is one hour of pay at an employee’s base hourly rate, not the regular rate of pay used for calculating overtime wages. This is the first published California case to make this distinction. Pursuant to § 226.7... Read More

Payroll Company Not Liable Under Third Party Beneficiary Doctrine
March 25, 2019

On February 7, 2019, the California Supreme Court determined that an employee cannot sue a payroll company for breach of contract under the third party beneficiary doctrine, and that it is inappropriate to impose a tort duty of care upon a payroll company with regards to the obligations owed to an employee under the applicable...… Read More